Millions of gamers around the world voted and now Hasbro has announced the thimble token will be dropped from future editions of the classic board game Monopoly. Voters currently have an opportunity to voice their pick for a replacement. Interestingly enough, most younger players today probably wouldn’t know what a thimble is in the first place…
Monopoly fans worldwide have spoken, and the iconic Thimble token will be removed from the current Monopoly game.
After nearly a month of voting in the Monopoly Token Madness campaign, more than 4 million votes from fans around the world decided that the Thimble token will not “Pass GO” in the next generation of the Monopoly game. Despite being an integral part of day-to-day life when the token was originally added to the game in 1935, the lucky Thimble has lost its ‘shine’ with today’s fans, and will be retired from the game.
As Hasbro heads into New York Toy Fair Feb. 18-21, it’s giving fans this exclusive sneak peek of the vote results. Hasbro will reveal the final results on World Monopoly Day, March 19. The eight fan-picked Monopoly tokens will be updated in the Monopoly game hitting shelves this August.
Hasbro held the Monopoly Token Madness Campaign from January 10 through January 31, and during that time, the Thimble token did not earn enough votes to make it into the top 8. Fans can visit Facebook.com/Monopoly, @HasbroNews on Twitter and @Hasbro on Instagram (#MonopolyVote) to say “sew long” to the Thimble token, and continue to show their support for the other 63 contenders vying for a spot in the next generation of the game!